Employment is a key aspect of society, and using technology to help folks connect with jobs is an appropriate consideration for SSIT. It is also an area where IEEE is now developing tools for IEEE members and employers. — IEEE is creating web site, IEEEExpo.org, to serve as a virtual “job fair”. This is targeted at helping IEEE members and student members to connect with jobs that relate to their skills and interests. What makes this different from a classical “job board” is the introduction of real time interaction opportunities with employers (ergo the Job Fair analogy) ….
While you can sign up and build a profile at any time via the link above, there will be real time events on Jan. 20, April 20, June 15 and Sept. 21st where participants can connect with employers. Companies wishing to participate can go to : http://www.ieeeexpo.org/#!companies/mxfq6 to register to participate on the employer side.
Why is IEEE a particularly great opportunity for career development?
- Our focus is on providing professionals with ongoing education (local seminars, publications, webinars, conferences, etc.)
- Our members demonstrate by their engagement a commitment to ongoing education, and continuing to develop their knowledge.
- Our engaged members (participants and leaders of events, publications, etc.) are acquiring essential applicable soft-skills in terms of team activities, leadership, communications and exposure to new ideas.
- It is not surprising that IEEE publications are the most cited in U.S. patent applications. Engineers and Technologists innovate — IEEE is the worlds largest technical professional society — our members are, appropriately, the most sought after potential employees on earth.